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Monday, January 04, 2010

VDH on Obama's View of the World

Victor Davis Hansen argues that a life spent in academia, in community organizing halls, and in media green rooms has ill-prepared Obama for meeting the challenges of the presidency. The world is a far different thing than he imagined it to be and often conditions are precisely the reverse of what he hoped for. His is, in Hansen's words, a "Humpty Dumpty" view of the world.

As one of the commentators notes -- the cloistered precincts from which Obama issued display a marked penchant for "magical thinking". If you just want something hard enough it will be.

Read the whole thing here.